Formula 1: My March to November Motivation

I could write a book on all my thoughts regarding Formula 1: Grid girls, the (our) South American legacy, François Cevert, trickle-down tech developments to everyday cars, aerodynamics through the years, safety, the fantastic Dare to Be Different Campaign, etc. But right now I can only focus on the fact that in 3 days the first Grand Prix Weekend of the 2019 season will start in Melbourne, Australia \( °□° )/

The new Netflix documentary didn’t do any favors in stabilizing my enthusiasm, of course. I think they did a good job capturing the current state of Formula 1 and maybe increasing interest this side of the Atlantic, now that it is owned by the very American Liberty Media Corporation, and the only American team (Haas) is showing more promise.

As I mentioned in a previous post, Formula E has also been getting my attention in the last couple of years and I particularly love that there is more competitiveness. After all, watching the Formula 1 podium composed of Ferrari, Mercedes, and Red Bull again and again and again… gets a little boring. But the traditions in F1, the glamour, and (more importantly) the sound… nothing has replaced the F1 cars’ sound, cannot be found in Formula E. I do wish sound engineers could do something about the Formula E car engine scream. Oh! well you can’t have everything ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So… what am I trying to say? that I will disappear for a while and there is a very valid reason for that.

In the meantime, if you have Netflix, please watch: Senna and Williams (catch ‘em before they are removed).

PS: Whenever things get tough or I seem unable to get ideas through, F1 car sounds help (clocks ticking and Hans Zimmer do it, too.) But a year and a half ago when Williams posted the video below, it was a godsend!

And just to add something weird that Youtube recommended (Chemical Brothers, F1, doggies, space shuttle…)